We’re edging into the territory of ambient intelligence today. Increasingly complex sensors, systems architectures, and software can gather, store, manage, and analyze vastly more data in far less time with much greater sophistication.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most exciting prospects for today’s enterprises, as it has the potential to revolutionize everything from the way they operate and drive revenue to the types of goods, services and experiences they deliver. It is forcing businesses to rethink how they interact with the world around them and how they can build deeper relationships with their customers. It is a playground for innovative start-ups, disrupting companies and even industries as collateral damage.
On the other hand, the DNA in the telecommunication industry is based on economies of scale. And it is no surprise that legacy giants – companies like AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel Microsoft, and SAP – are shaping the present and future of the IoT and putting their mark on the landscape
The possibilities of IoT are leading businesses to embrace connected devices at a record pace. Today’s LPWA (Low Power Wide Area – the official technical term) networks are forecast to have a high growth rate with startling numbers of connections. Depending on the consultancy firm they mount from 5 billion to even 25 billion in 2025.
Gerard van der Hoeven designed the first LPWAN for KPN even before the ‘Internet of Things’ was coined. As an experienced IoT’er he founded a network of IoT professionals: IoT Gurus. In the pizza session he will address a variety of ways to create new values with IoT in traditional business and present some interesting cases of disruption created by adding interaction to things.
Speaker: Gerard van der Hoeven